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Title : Paralegal/legal Assistant

Location : California - Santa Ana
Refer to Job # CINL809293

Paralegal/Legal Assistant The candidate's duties include: Work directly with attorneys by conducting legal research, scheduling depositions and appointments, maintaining a detailed calendar, preparing drafts of discovery demands and responses, preparing for trial, preparing demand letters, as well as preparing drafts of other various legal documents; Documenting and understanding legal proceedings in local and national settings, including utilization of PACER, ECF systems, and local e-filing; Converse directly with lawyers, clients, administrative staff, clerical personnel, courtroom staff members; Answer phones and take messages as needed; Handle pre-suit auto subrogation cases nationwide; Proofread legal documents, such as briefs and pleadings; Maintain and organize electronic files; update files with case status and information; and Manage day-to-day operations of the branch office, as well as assist with the process of setting up and organizing a branch office. Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies or certification is a plus. Knowledge of both Federal and State Court civil procedure is a strong plus. Knowledge of mediation preparation and medical records summary is a strong plus. Must have previous law office or corporate legal department experience. Must be able to handle deadlines and have a strong attention to detail. Must be able to multi-task and work overtime as needed. Must be a team player where no task is too small or unimportant when working on projects. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office with a knowledge of document/case management and timekeeping software, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Share File and PACER is a strong plus. Familiarity with legal procedures locally and nationally required. Computer skills, including word-processing programs, case management programs, timekeeping programs, and court filing; MS Office PowerPoint and Excel experience preferred. Exceptional organizational and communication skills, both verbal and written required.

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